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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
1.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 15
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents today's programme direct from Aintree where this afternoon the world's greatest steeplechase. the £60.000 Sun Grand National, is s run over the famous 41-mile , course.
A Radio Sport, and ob production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

with Barry Norman
Helen Palmer sets sail for the Canary Isles on board The Beagle and samples a holiday running up the ratlines and exploring the fauna and flora with the naturalist installed on board.
Cheap London: Jenny Marshall reports on places where visitors can spend time but not too much money.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed] long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Jenny Marshall
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

with Elinor Goodman
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 58: Father of heaven, whose love profound (BBC HB 290); Canticle 2; John 18, vv 25-38 (AV); Hark how the adoring hosts above (BBC HB 489) long wave only

: Pick of the Week

with Anne Catchpole
long wave only


Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: International Assignment

Most conflicts are in the news in their early stages. But after a year or two. they tend to slip out of the headlines. Ronald Robson examines the forgotten wars - those in the Ogaden. Eritrea, the Philippines and other areas too.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Unknown: Ronald Robson
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting A Financial World Tonight production
(Rcpeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to
Rob Buckman , Alan Coren John Craven , Ann Leslie Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Rob Buckman
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Arthur Scargill
Nicholas Winterton , HP Patricia Hewitt and Wilf Proudfoot from Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Nicholas Winterton
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Wilf Proudfoot
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

JOHN CLOUDSLEY-THOMPSON , MALCOLM COE and KEITH CORBETT discuss more listeners' questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: John Cloudsley-Thompson
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Keith Corbett
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Fighter by ROBIN SMYTH with Alan Lake and Alex Marshall
'There's 30-odd boxers on Mitchell's circuit, good 'uns. gutsy, brave. And not one of 'em has got a Board of Control ticket.'
Directed by PETER KING long wave only


Unknown: Robin Smyth
Unknown: Alan Lake
Unknown: Alex Marshall
Directed By: Peter King
Jimmy Johnson: Alan Lake
Bet Johnson: Alex Marshall
Mitchell: Bernard Kay
Brewster: Arthur Lovegrove
Georgie Simms: Brian Hall
Julie: Josie Kidd

: Does He Take Sugar?

For disabled listeners
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm
01.[number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: News

long wave only.

: Changing Places

The second of four programmes in which Robert Foxcroft , an Anglican priest, looks at the ways we mark moments of transition in life, from birth to death. 2: Growing Up Researcher
Producer SUZAN DAVIES long wave only


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Unknown: Tony Bretherton
Producer: Suzan Davies

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse Readers Freda Dowie David Brierley and Brian Carroll
long wave only


Readers: Dannie Abse
Readers: Freda Dowie
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Brian Carroll

: Man of Brass

Harry Mortimer , the doyen of the brass-band world, talks to William Relton about his involvement with orchestras and bands over the last 70 years, and his campaign to persuade composers to write music for a medium that was only just beginning to be taken seriously. With recorded illustrations of his career as player and conductor and of his contribution to the brass-band movement.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT long wave only


Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: William Relton
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallls. David Tate Sheila Steafel , David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
(Hear The Jason Explana tion: Thurs 12.27 pm)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallls.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman
Unknown: Jason Explana

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Donald Pleasence , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)
(Donald Pleasence is in ' Reftections at the Theatre Royal, Hay-market, London)


Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Donald Pleasence

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Long, Lonely Voyage of U-395 by JAMES FOLLETT
The Southern Atlantic, 10 November 1941: U-boat 395 has been patiently waiting for a month to torpedo a British cargo ship, the Southern Pearl, due out of Rio de Janeiro. Things do not go according to plan and eventually the U-395 undertakes an epic journey of 2,500 miles, towing six lifeboats to the safety of Brest.
' It was, and will remain for many years, the longest rescue operation in maritime history.'
Flag Officer, U-boats, 1941) Admiral Donitz's assertion still stands.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Kapitan Emsman: David Buck
Oberleutnant Max Stauss: Rod Beacham
Leutnant WernerMalin: Michael Maloney
Chief Engineer: Trevor Cooper
Kapitan Hermann Bloh: John Bott
Captain Walt Dyas: Bob Sherman
Miss Stone: Margot Boyd
Jenny: Tammy Ustinov

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Encore with Michael Billington Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Four Stages of Liberation

Prior to the Passover celebration. the Chief Rabbi, Dr Immanuel Jakobovits , reflects on the ancient message of the Exodus in the light of contemporary events.


Unknown: Dr Immanuel Jakobovits

: Come to the Opera

Things Bright and Beautiful
Records of some shining moments in grand opera Introduced by Peter Pratt Producer RONALD COOK


Introduced By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Ronald Cook

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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